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#1 toptenmaterial OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:38 PM

I've been seeing some Chinese Droid handhelds on the market lately. The have physical buttons and the specs seem impressive. Can anyone make a recommendation on these? Two of the ones that I have seen for sale online are the JXD S7100 and the (I think) JXD S601. Any experiences with these? Thanks.

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:08 AM

Before someone starts again with "the whole design is stolen", pls read this.

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:58 AM

If you're talking about those smaller(smaller than a Kindle fire I think) $89 Android handhelds form China that have no exact name(nope, no name!), avoid them like the plague.

A coworker brought one in to work. I tried all day to surf one website with Ethernet & Wifi. Nope. The touch screen response is horrible, and no real Android app market. I had more entertainment watching the j-pop video that came pre-installed with it, but nothing else. You can't even play Angry Birds right.

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:59 AM

If you're talking about those smaller(smaller than a Kindle fire I think) $89 Android handhelds form China that have no exact name(nope, no name!), avoid them like the plague.

A coworker brought one in to work. I tried all day to surf one website with Ethernet & Wifi. Nope. The touch screen response is horrible, and no real Android app market. I had more entertainment watching the j-pop video that came pre-installed with it, but nothing else. You can't even play Angry Birds right.


Ya try any emulation on it? Touchscreen games are crap; I want to see how powerful Android can be when you have real buttons.

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:29 AM

The ones that I saw look like a PSP and have buttons. The specs look great unless that's bs...

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:55 AM

I think they look neat, but I decided that their cost (as it relates to their chinese source) makes them a risk that's just a little too great for me to take--at least for this generation of them.

There are some linked youtube vids in the below thread, but I don't think anybody here has one yet:
http://www.atariage....ndheld-systems/

Edited by Reaperman, Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:57 AM.


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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:57 PM

Watch the video ;)

http://www.ichspiele...solen-7545.html

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Posted Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:32 PM

So, has anyone tried these? I'm curious now that OldSchoolRetroGamer said (via a status update) that it was one of his current favorite handhelds. :)

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Posted Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:57 PM

Are there any of these handhelds (aside from Xperia Play) that can access the marketplace?




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